The internet has come together to defend a teenager after her boyfriend (now ex) responded to a photo of her in a bikini by criticising her body.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, Katie said it helped her realise she ‘didn’t deserve someone who spoke to her that way’.
The 19-year-old sent the photo of herself in a bikini to her boyfriend Matt, who she’d been with for five months.
And she got this response:
You have cellulite on your legs and I hate it and stomach isn’t how I like. It’s bothered me since I’ve asked you out. I’m sorry, now I feel like an asshole.
Asshole would be right, mate…
Good ‘cuz you are. Night.
Katie then posted the message, along with her photo, on Twitter with the message ‘Boy, Bye’ and it has been liked more than 276,000 times and retweeted 50,000 times, along with thousands of replies.
SHE'S TOO HOT FOR YOUR UGLY ASS ANYWAYS https://t.co/XOFPy1ccoE
— Tara Mülli (@taramuelli) June 3, 2017
SHIT, HE ISNT WORTHY OF YOUR FINE ASS ANYWAYS https://t.co/KcIKeBZmso
— Dalia Rafidi (@Dalia_Rafidi97) June 2, 2017
You're gorgeous, he doesn't deserve you!!? https://t.co/3TkvLBt0FJ
— Ki (@kileychadwick) June 2, 2017
so glad you told him bye, no one has time for guys who have a prob with anything normal on our bodies. BYEEEE
— Brianna Holt (@BriannaNHolt) June 2, 2017
Oh noooo baby what is you doin??? What a fuckin loser, passing up this fine ass lil lady ??? https://t.co/E1GwRjfsf6
— Lelo ? (@Leahzoe_) June 2, 2017
Katie told The Mail that this wasn’t the first time Matt had made this kind of remark.
He would make comments like he didn’t like my make-up and my tattoos, but the text hurt more than the rest of the comments he made before.
Katie broke up with him the next morning saying the whole thing had left her hurt and embarrassed.
She said she’d asked Matt why he even went out with her in the first place if that was how he felt.
He said he wanted to go out with me still because I had a sweet and funny personality, and tried to avoid [noticing] my weight.
[My family and friends] were actually the ones who made me realize he doesn’t treat me how I should be, especially when I’m so sweet and just want to make people happy.
Since he would complain about my appearance from the beginning, I thought it was kind of normal, until I talked to my best friends and mom.